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  • Summary: The story of A Way Out begins in prison with two separate inmates, Leo and Vincent, who don’t know each other. While their individual stories progress, players have to build a relationship based on trust as they break both men out of prison into the world beyond. This co-op only experienceThe story of A Way Out begins in prison with two separate inmates, Leo and Vincent, who don’t know each other. While their individual stories progress, players have to build a relationship based on trust as they break both men out of prison into the world beyond. This co-op only experience is meant to be played together with a friend on a couch or online. A Way Out is a game uniquely tailored for two players to work together no matter the situation. Through a compelling narrative, Leo and Vincent will embark on an emotional adventure, where they live some memorable action moments that they face together including car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts and many more. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 4, 2018
    100
    In the end, A Way Out is without a doubt the most satisfying coop experience I’ve ever had. It’s a superb experience made from the ground up to be purely cooperative, and it creates a unique sinergy that even coop classics like Left 4 Dead can’t come close to achieving. The truth is, A Way Out not only holds itself alongside the best coop titles out there – it surpasses them.
  2. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    A Way Out mixes the cinema and video game languages in a tale about two strangers that must break out of prison. Cooperation between these two characters and the players are essential, with a powerful dramatic sense.
  3. CD-Action
    Jun 5, 2018
    90
    Hazelight’s interactive movie sets a new standard for co-op games. It’s varied, thrilling, very pretty and enjoyable for both hardcore and casual gamers. It evokes tons of positive emotions and I can’t remember last time an action game moved me so much. [05/2018, p.50]
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    80
    A Way Out hits the heart of thriller fans and combines an intricate gangster story with simple co-op gameplay that welds gamers together.
  5. Mar 23, 2018
    75
    While it's not as memorable as it could have been, we had a good time playing A Way Out. Clever co-op mechanics and a novel presentation are diminished by an underwhelming plot and rather shallow gameplay.
  6. Mar 23, 2018
    64
    Messy, varied and inadvertently hilarious: A Way Out is an unusual but uneven tandem ride.
  7. Mar 22, 2018
    60
    It was a beautiful aspiration: to make a co-op game that encourages people to work together by means of original gameplay. But in the end, the manner in which A Way Out is played is seldom original and it's written like a poor action movie out of the 90's.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 104
  2. Negative: 30 out of 104
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    10
    I want more coop games like this. Linearity and good cohesive stories are so underrated these days.
  2. May 19, 2018
    10
    SO fu**** GREAT! Love it *-*
    How not to love this game. emotions, action, story, gameplay .. slow, fast .. all!!!
  3. Mar 24, 2018
    10
    A Way Out has to be the best game I've played this year by far. The direction, mix of gameplay style, discovery with games within the gameA Way Out has to be the best game I've played this year by far. The direction, mix of gameplay style, discovery with games within the game itself, homages and throwbacks, characters, settings, variety - and that ending jesus christ. I can't recommend it enough. The fact one person can buy it and the other person downloads the "game pass" from origin for free makes it even better.

    What a journey. First time I've played a game for 6-7hrs straight (apart from a 30-40 min break for dinner).

    Some of the sweeping camera moves was just mindblowing, some reminded me of david fincher. Can't recommend it enough. 2 friends will have a blast with it.
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  4. Jan 18, 2020
    8
    The best coop game ever. I have seen a lot of coop game but A Way Out is AMAZING
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    7
    Videojuego de acción y aventura que tira un poco hacia el género de películas interactivas. Destaca por el cooperativo a pantalla dividida queVideojuego de acción y aventura que tira un poco hacia el género de películas interactivas. Destaca por el cooperativo a pantalla dividida que nos ofrece una experiencia innovadora para compartir con un amigo/a. Gráficamente tiene un buen nivel, tiene una gran jugabilidad sobretodo explotando la colaboración entre los dos personajes y narrativamente cuenta una historia interesante y poco predecible. Gráficos y música 7, jugabilidad 7, historia 8. Expand
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    3
    I cannot believe the great reviews this game gets. My buddy and I have spent the last 20 years playing online co-op games, so this game beingI cannot believe the great reviews this game gets. My buddy and I have spent the last 20 years playing online co-op games, so this game being co-op only was intriguing and paired with the amazing review everywhere? Instant buy. Huge mistake.

    Holy crap is it a slow, boring game. The puzzles, if you can even call them that, are literally solvable by an 8-year-old. With only a few rare exceptions, the co-op component is so contrived that it's completely meaningless. All of this might be ok if it was at least entertaining as an interactive movie of sorts, but no, it's corny and cliche at best.

    The good? Well, the voice actors did "ok"; not great though. The graphics are pretty decent. The gameplay isn't buggy at least. Oh and one really awesome thing. Only one person needs to buy the game. That's brilliant. Honestly, if we had both paid full price for this stinker, this review might have little more profanity in it. ;)

    My recommendation? unless you're playing with a complete non-gamer partner, I'd avoid this, and even with a non-gamer partner, I'd think twice as this probably isn't the shining example of gaming that you want to use to expose them to your fun pastime.
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  7. Feb 4, 2019
    0
    I would do a proper review if THIS GAME had ''Play with AI'' or HazeLight Discord Server had someone to play with it because litterally 0I would do a proper review if THIS GAME had ''Play with AI'' or HazeLight Discord Server had someone to play with it because litterally 0 Player wants to play with someone (yes, i got one but its from PS4 too bad its not Cross Platform) Expand

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